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Dry Goods AT LOWF'T PRICES AT THE NEW STORE OF D. E. JACKSON. We are Dew comers, bat have come to stay. We bay oar goods at lowest casb prices and as we sell for nuh only. We are enabled to sell goods nt the smallest possible margins. We could quote prices on clean, new goodx, no trash, from all parts of oar store, especially on tbe following Koods. Dress Goods, White Goods, Prints, Ginghams, Shirting*, Mus lins, Lace Curtains and Curtsin Poles, Corsets and Corset Waista, Ladies', Children's and Gents' Under wear, Hosiery, Gloves and Mits, Kid Gloves, Ribbons, Silk and Velvet, Black and Colored Silks, Cloth Capes, Bead Wraps, Jerseys and Jersey Jackets, Table Linens, Napkins. Towels, &c., &c , but as new goods tire arriving- *.JI the time, we would not likely fcave the goods now quoted, but possibly have tbem at still lower prices as the season ad vances. We are proud to say that in this city aud county onr goods and prices have met with approval bud commendation, although subject t d to close i-crutioy and comparison with tbe goods offered by others. We solicit t oar patronage, and will do all in onr power to make our busi ness transactions pleasant and profit able. D. K. JACKSON, Butler, P*. Next door to Heineman's. C. & D. WE Have the largest stock of bats and outfittings for men, boys and children in the county, WE Are especially strongin un derwear for Fall and Win ter. Besides many stand ard makes in all grades; we are exclusive sellers in this ccunty of the celebrated Stoneinan handmade under wear. WE Deal directly with the man ufactures and our goods are fresh, strictly reliable and prices the lowest as we save the consumer the middle profit. W !i Mark all goods in plain fig ures and have one price for all. COLBERT & DALE, 242 S. Main street, Butler, Pa. Full Again. We mean our wall paper de partment. full and overflowing with our immense and choice stock of paper hangings. You must help us out, we haven't room for half our goods, until } ou relieve us of some of them. We have the choicest selec tion of" patterns in every grade from Brown Blanks at 10 cts to Gilts at from 20 [cts to $1 per double bolt. Examine our Btock. J. H. Douglass, ear Postotfice, Butler, Pa. Robes and Blankets As cold weather approaches horse owners will s»tve money by buying their horse blank ents, knee robes, etc.. now. A good warm blanket on a horse in cold weather saves more for the owner than any thing else. The largest and most com plete line of robes,blankets,har ne.H»,whips,trunks, valises, etc.. in .the at the lowest prices, will nlwnyn be found at Fr. KEMPER'S, P124 N. Main St., Butler, Pa Rare Bargains, Eitrai.rtiinar) Bargains are offer ed here in UNDERWEAR, HOSIERY, GLOVES, HANDKERCHIEFS, MUFFLERS, Kmythirg in furnishings for ladies, children cr.d n;.--n. Compare our prices with what yon I ve i"»n V' jifcg and see if you can't save money by dealing with b . John M. Arthurs. 3 i SOUTU JJAIX STREET. 333 13- E. ABR /Mfc & CO Fire and Life INSURANCE Istsniii! 9 ol North America, incor | -uteri 17f*. capita! *3.000,000 and otbel »: .:ir eompMii- r«(ir>M-,nltd. New York I, m lourHQuv (Jo.. immsU Office fccw Huocllon building near Court Hon**. THE BUTLER CITIZEN. PROFESSIONAL; CARDS. V. McALPINE, Dentist, is now permanently located at 130 South Main Street. Butler. Pa., in rooms formerly occupied by Dr. Waldron. L. M. REINSEL, M. D , Physiciak AND SrBOEOX. Office—34o South Main Street, in Bocs build tug—upstairs. L. BLACK, PHTSICIAN ASI> 81R0K0S, New Troutman Building. Butler, Pa. Dr. A. A. Kelty, Office at Kose Point. Lawrence county, Pa. K. N. LEAKK. M. D. J. E. 51 ANN. M. D. Specialties: Specialties: GynseooloCT and Sur- Eye, Ear. Nose and gery. Throat. DRS. LEAKE & MANN, Butler, Pa. G. te. ZIMMERMAN. rOTSICIAH AMD SCHOBOH, Office at No. 48, 8. Main street, orer Frank A Go's DIOR Store. Butler, Pa, SAMUEL M. BIPPUS. Pbyslcian and Surgeon. do. 22 East Jefltrton St., Bbtler, Pa. W. R. TITZEL. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. B. W. Comer Main and North Sts., Batter, Pa. J. J. DONALDSON, Dentist. Butler, Penn'a. Artificial Teeth Inserted cn the latest im proved plan. Gold Filling a specialty. Office— >ver Seuaul's Clothing Store. DR. S. A. JOHNSTON. DENTIST, - - BUTLER, PA. All work pertain In it to the profession; eiMiitr Ml in the neatest manner. Specialties :—Gold Fillings, and Painless E»- raetion of Teeth, VitalizedAlr administered. WmmMMni street, deer Kast •flown House, I'p Stain. Office open dally, except Wednesdays and rhundeys. Communications by mall receive prompt attention.; I. B.—Tfce only Dentist In Butler aslngttb* best make* of teetk. J. W. MILLER, Architect, C. E. and Surveyor. Contractor, Curpenter and Builder. Maps, plans, specifications and esti mates; all kinds of architectural and en fneering work. No chargo for drawing il contract the work. Consult your best in terests; plan before you build. Informa tion cheerfully given. A share of public patronage is solicited. P. 0. Box 1007. Office S. W. of Courl House, Butler, Pa. C. F. L. McQUISTION, EKUIXEEK AND SURVEYOR, Office neaii I>iamosD, Kctuck, Pa. A. M. CHRISTLEY, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Office second floor. Anderson Illock. Main St. near Corn t liuuee, liutler, i'a. J. W HUTCHISON, attorney at uw. Offlce on second floor of the Ifuselton block Diamond, Butler, I'a., Room No. 1. A. T. SCOTT. 1. r. WILBOf SCOTT & WILSON, ATTORNEY 9-AT-LAW. Collection* a specialty. Office at No. S, Sout: Diamond, Butler, i'a. JAMES N. MOORE, AITOBNIT-AT-I.AW AMD NOTABT PUBLIC. Office in Boom No. 1. second floor of Iluseltoi Block, entrance on Diamond. A. E. RUSSELL, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Office on second floor of New Anderson Block Main St..—near Diamond. IRA McJUNKIN. Attorney at Law. Office at No. it, East Jeffer sou St..Butler, Pa. W. C. FINDLEY, Attorney at Uw and Real Estate Agent. O flee rear of L. Z. Mitchell's office on north sld of Diamond, Butler, Pa. H. H. GOUCHER. Attorney-at-law. Office on second floor o Anderson building, near Court Douse. Butlei Pa. J. K. BRITTAIN. Atfy at Law-Office at 8. K. Cor. Main St, am Diamond, Butler, Pa. NEWTON BLACK. Att'r at Law—Offic* on South side of Dlamom Butler. Pa. »£inß BUTLER county NATIONAL BANK Buti.kr. Pa. CAPITAL Paid Ip, - - - f100,000.(K! OFFICERS : Jos. Hartmnn, Preset. IJ. Osborne, Cashier, J. V. Kltts.Vice Prest. A. lialley.Ass't Cash' DIRECTORS: Jos. Hartman, C. P. f'oillns, O.M.Russell 11. McSweenev, • I), Oreenlee, .1. V. Rltts, K. E. Abmuis. l.'V.le Hazlett I. <l. Smith, W. S. Waldron, 1». Osborne. A genernl hanking bnslneh* transacted. In tereat paid on time deposit*. Money loaned oi approved security. Foreign exchange bought and sold. Insurance and Real Estate Ag't 17 EAST JEFFERSON ST. BUTLER, - PA BUTLER COUNTY Mutual 1 Fire insurance Co Office Cor. Main & Cunningham Bt< •3. 0. ROESBING, PBISIDMT. H. C. UUIMEMAN, Bkcrztabt DIRECTORS: Q. C. RoessliiK, Henderson Ollrer, J. L Purvis, James Stephenson, A. Trout man, 11. c. Helneman, Alfred Wick, N. Weltzel, mmjm nr. W. Irvln, l>r Riekenbacn^ J. W. ljurkliart, D. T. Noma. LOYAL M'JUNKIN, Gen. Ae't PTi i 11T* 1 m L-j TO A JS w X I I fiii IV| Jfcr ," V ~<*y -J : ;-v —— " /aßjil 30 S.MAINST. r,-: . g u"':l:;-r!' :l:; - r ! We are Leaders in our Line. "We are now prepared to show you the finest line of FURNITURE Ever in Butler county. Do you want CHEAP GOODS? Come and see us. Do you want MEDIUM PRICED GOODS? Come in. Do you want FINE GOODS? "We are in it. ' A new line of RATTAN GOODS for Gents, Ladies and the Little Ones just received. Whether you want to buy or not come and see us. El. S. JD R E W, 128 E. Jeflerson tot.. - - - Butler, Pa NEW FIRM! ;THE LATE FIRM OF BL,\CKMORE & GRIEB IS NOW GRIEB & VOGELEY, And, owing to the change, we are now closing out our entire Fall line ot goods, regardless of cost. Among the many bargains we are DOW offering we quote as follows: 30c. Men's Embroidered Slippers, otolo at 30 cts. $1 .25. Men's solid, first quality, buff, seamless shoes, in Bals, or Congress at $1.25. We are making a sacriOce on a Ladies shoe with a patent leather tip, running from 3's to 6's for 90 cO . We make these oreat offers because © of the change in the firm, and that we are needing the money at present more than the goods. We also do repairing of all kinds on short notice; and handle Leather and Findings. Hoping that you will call and see us the next time you are in town, we are Yours Respectfully, Gfieb & Yogeley, 34f 8. MAIN STREET, - BUTLEK, PA. Opposite ArVillard House. er£«r WATERPROOF COLLAR OR CUFF —————| THAT CAN BE RELIED ON BE UP TSTo-t to StoUt ! THE™ARK 3>TOt tO PlSCOlOlT! BEARS THIS MARK. # TRADE ELLULOID MARK. NEEDS NO LAUNDERING. CAN BE WIPED CLEAN IN A MOMENT. THE ONLY LINEN-LINED WATERPROOF COLLAR IN THE MARKET. Th rift is 5. * bood revenue! cleanliness aji Jt'SAPQLIQ: ft is Asolid c&Ke^??oJ*scou ring soap Try ihinyour next* house-cleaning wid be happy Looking' out over tho many homes of this country, we seo thousands of women wearing away their lives in household drudgery that might be materially lessened by the use of a few cakes of SAPOLIO. If an hour is saved each time a cake is used, if one less wrinkle gathers upon the face because the toil is lightened, she must be a foolish woman who would hesitate to make the experiment, and he a churlish husband who would grudge the few cents which it costs. BITLv'R. I A. FRIDAY, DEC: MBEK 12. li-90 HIS SECOND WIFE. "Well, I never!" said Miss Peggerell. "What is this world coining to?" "Much the same as it always was, I snp. pose," retorted Agatha Simplex. She was the village tailores*: a resolute, bright-eved woman of seven or eight and twenty. "I wouldn't have believed it, unless yon had told me with your own lips," said Miss Peggerell. dolefully. "Why not?" said Agatha. "It's jnst selling yourself —that's all." sniffed Miss Peggerell. "No. it's not," said Agatha Simplex, brusquely. "He's a very nice man." "He's twenty years older than you are." "Well," said Miss Simplex, "and what difference does that make? I'm solitary and alone in the world —and Mr. Mixsell is willing to give me a homo, and I respect him very highlj"—and I've no doubt we shall be very happy together." "Humph!" commented Miss Peggerell. Agatha turned sharply axoond. "What does that mea»?" said she. "Nothing," said Miss Peggerell. "Only he bullied his first wife into her grave." "He'll not bully me into mine," shrewd ly remarked Miss Simplex. "I'm not sure of that.'" "I am." "Well, at all events," added Miss Peg gerell, "you can't say you've not been fairly warned." "No, I wou't," said "Agatha Simplex, and she married Mr. Moses Mixsell before the moon was a fortnight older. "Mr. Mixsell was a very worthy member of society, bald-headed, double-chinned and rather spoiled, in consequence of al - having bad his own way. The late Mrs. Mixsell had been one of those meek, retiring littlo persons who never seem quite certain whether their sonls belong to themselves or to somebody else and there were those who, like Miss Peggerell, did not hesitate boldly to assert that her brief space of life had been shortened by the domineering will and stern discipline of i oses, her lord and master. But all these reports Mrs. Mixsell the second neither heeded nor believed. "My dear," said she to her husband, afler they had been married about three weeks," "the Hutchison family is going to give a concert here on Wednesday eve ning." "Are they?" said Moses; "well what of that?" "I should like to go," said Mrs. Mixsell. "I shouldn't," said Mr. Mixsell. "I mean to go," said Mrs. Mixsell. "And I mean you sha'n't." said Mr. Mixsell. Agatha's cheeks crimsoned; her eyes sparkled with ominous luster. "Why not, Moses?" said she. "I don't approve of concerts," said Mr. Mixsell. "It's my opinion that a married woman is better off at home darning her husband's stocks, than gadding off to pub lic places." "I don't say lut that you do," admitted the bridegroom. "But I'don't mean to encourage this fancy of y ours lor running to every wild-beast show and public ex hibition in town! And, not to mince mat ters, 1 intend to put it down!" with great emphasis on the last three words. "I shall go!'" said Agatha. "You shall not!" said Moses. "How will you prevent it?" said Mrs. Mixsell. Unless, indeed, you lock me in my room!" with a little laugh. "I shall do that, if it proves necessary," said Mr. Mixsell. "And keep you there on bread and water, my fine madam." "You dare not!" said Agatha. "Yon shall see!'' said Mr. Mixsell. And so the married couple came to high words within the month. Agatha was putting on her bonnet and shawl in her own room on the Wednesday evening, when Mr. Mixsell came to the door, aud eyed her with oxtreuio severity. "You are determined to make a fool of yourself, eh?" said he. "I aui determined to go to the concert!" retorted she that was Agatha Simplex. "Then it's my duty to enforce My mar ital authority," said Mr. Mixsell. And he locked the door and put the key in his pocV.et. "Here you shall remain, madam," said he, "until you break that stubborn will of yours. At six o'clock to morrow morning I shall put in a loaf of bread and a pitcher of water." Mrs. Mixsell made no reply, and her husband began to fear that the task of re ducing ber to subjection was not going to be as easy as he had anticipated. He stalked off, and spent tbe evening comfortably by the fire. The next morning Ebenezer ilillgrove, who w as going to lay a half a dozen yards of stone w all for the Mixsells, came, bright and early, to breakfast. Mr. Mixsell was frying ham and eggs over the kitchen fire. "Where's your wife?" demanded Eben- "Sbe hasn't left her room yet," said Mr. Mixsell. adhering to the letter of the truth, if not to its spirit. "She was up pretty late at the concert last night, eh?" said Ebenezer. "At the —concert!" said Mr. Mixsell, for geting in his surprise to turn the last slice of hatn which lay frizzling in the pan. '•I saw her there," said Ebenezer, "in u black silk (town and a hat with blue feathers onto it! Langhed awful at the comic parts, and cried at the "Farewell Hymn." Mr. .Mixsell, with a last gleam of pres ence of mind, rescued the ham from its fiery ordeal, und put it on the plate. "Sit down and eat, Ebenezer," K aid he, "while I go and see alter Mrs. Mixsell." And oil ho trudged, with hit. square loaf of bread and a pitcher of water. Arriving at the door, he unlocked it and peoped in. There, leaning against the window sill, with its back to him, was the well known figure in the black dress und scarlet shawl, with a white worsted start half concealing its face. "Mrs. Mixsell," said he. No answer was returned. "Sulking, cht" said Mr. Mixsell. Still no reply was vouchsafed. "Well, you can have it out at your leisure," grimly commented her lord and master. "Here's your breakfast." And he went his way, firmly believing that Ebenezer Hillgrove bad been mistaken in the fact of Mrs. Mixsell's presence at the concert. Hut no sooner was the morning meal concluded than in walked Miss Peggerell. "Mornin', Mr. Mixsell. How did Agatha enjoy the concert last night?" "She didn't enjoy it at all," said Mr. Mixsell. "She wasn't there." "Not there!" echoed Miss I'eggerell. "But she was, and she sat next to me, aud I walked home us far as Chicken Lane under her umbrella. You'll tell me next that I wasn't there myself!" Mr. Mixsell excused himself and went hurriedly ui'stairs. "I'll be at the bottom of this mystery," said he. "or I'll know the reason why!" He unlocked the bedroom door and flung it open. "Agatha!" he said, sternly; "Agatha!" Aud then he saw ihe figure by the win dow with its immovable white face and unalterable smirk was only that of the dummy which had decorated Miss Agatha Simplex'* windows when she took in tailor ing, dressmaking and general millinery business. And tbe window was wide open; and the bed had not been slept in. "Goodness me!" tragically cried ont Mr. Mix-ell. "She has—left me!"' Just then he beard the sound of puffing and loud breathing behind him. and. turn ing. beheld the portly form of Miss Peg gerell herself." "What a dreadfully quick man yon be," panted Miss Peggerell. "Why couldn't yon have stood still loDg enough for me to tell you her message?" "What messaget" breathlessly demand ed Mr. Mixsell. "That she was gone back to the shop, and if you wanted to see her you'd find her there!" Mr. Mixsell considered. Should he go or should he cot? Trne, his pride was con cerned: but then, again how nicely Agatha ironed bis shirts and cooled his supper! how plcasAnt was her welcoming smile when he came home a little late on a frosty October night! "Yes!" .-aid Mixsell, "I'll go." And he did go. The lute Mit.s Simplex sat behind the big "To Let" in the bay window, composed and calm. She greeted Mr. Mixsell with an icy politeness that went to his heart. "Agatha!" said the ex-widower; you — you're not going to lea re me?" "I'll stay with no man who treats me like a child," she said. "But, I won t treat you so." "I'll live in no house whose proprietor locks me up," went on Mrs. Mixsell. "I'll never do it any more, my dear!" "And forbids me to go to concerts!" "I'll take you my self next time Agatha." And upon this understanding Mrs. Mix sell returned to the conjugal home, and Mr. Mixsell chopped up the abominable dummy for firewood. Agatha Simplex had conquered, and Mr. Mixsell never was the same man again. Important Trifles. John Wright was the son of a day labor er, a man of dissipated life and coarse habits. Tohn had no home teaching, no family traditions, no associations to lift him upward. But he had talent, great vigor of mind and body, and much am bition. He began as a newsboy, worked his way through school and into college. In his Freshman year he wrote to a friend, "I can conquer any difficulty be fore me as a scholar. I am not afraid of mathematics or of language dead or living, but to enter a room with a well-bred woman in it makes me tremble. I cannot eat a meal, I cannot meet an acquaintance in the street without committing what people call a breach of good manners. "The thousand and one trifling rules of etiquette terrify me. lam resolved to dis regard them. I will not be a slave to a code laid down by other men. I will be a scholar and an honest man, and brush aside these cobweb lines which hamper me." John carried out bis resolution. He was a moral man, earnest in his purpose to live a pure and honorable life; he stood at the head of his class in college. But while the other men in the class were invited into the homes of the professors, and made friend ships with educated men and gentle women which helped them throughout life, he was neglected. "He was be a good Christian." said the wife of the President —"but I will not ask to my table u man who puts his knife into the, butter, and who keeps his hat on when I am speaking to him." "I do not wish to wish to know a woman who judges aie by such trifles," said Wright, when this speech was repeated to him. But the neglect hurt him. When he left college, too, and entered a professional life, he found that these "trifles" drove friends away from him wherever ho went. His ability brought him clients, but his rude and coarse man ners made him a subject of their contempt and ridicule. He removed to a town in the far West hoping to leave prejudice behind him, but his new acquaintances pronounced him vulgar after five minutes' intercourse, and never offered to bring him to their homes homes or introduce him to their families. Shut out from the society of women of the better class, he was forced to choose an uneducated wife. His children are as rude and ungentle as himself. "I should have taken rank," he said once, bitterly, "with gentlemen. But tbey judged inn by my coat of manners* and mistook me for a footman." If a gentleman voluntarily wears the livery of a footman, he should not com plain if bo is mistuken for one. Too many boys, confident of their own high purpose in life, despise as petty the observances of good breeding. They forget that these observances are the language, tbe signs which gently bred people in all nations have devised to express their good pur pose in life. They are the essence of com mon sense and kindly feeling. A man cannot quote Greek or declaim poetry at a hotel table to establish his claim to education or refinement. But he can do it by his quiet voice,by bis unobtru sive and simple bearing. He cannot announce to a car full of people the kindly sympathy toward all mankind, which swells his heart to burst ing. But the smile with which he leaves his seat for an old black woman will ex press it without a word. A gilt button on a cap is not a small matter if it shows the difference between a | boor and a nobleman.— Youth's Com panion. What Sarah Said to Mary. It was on a Madison avenue car at C o'clock. Among those who had seats were eight men. Among those standing up were two shop girls After waiting for a reason able time for some one to offer them scats one of the girl said: "Mary, it's too bad, isn't it?" "What, Sarah?" asked the other. "That they art; all bow-legged." "Who?" "These eight gentlemen. I have pa tronized this line for five years,and 1 never saw a bow-legged man give himself away by standing up in a car. It wouldn't be reasonable to expect it." "Of course not." In just live secounds eight men were on their feet, bowing and smiling and asking Sarah and Mary if they wouldn't be so everlasting kind aud obliging as to take seats —take half the cur, in fact, and they took it. —To enjoy good health, aim to always have ahundui.t sleep: this can generally be secured by ma. agement, unless you have a crying baby, in which case I)y. Bjll'h Baby Syrup will greatly assist. A very good recommendation:—l used Old Saul's Catarrh Cure lor influenza and was cured. : —Some take their wrath up iniheirarms and nurse it und coddle it until it grows to J be so strong and lusty a thing that they | can no longer bold or control it. Six Tim -s Married. A telegam from llradford. I'a, dated November ,17 my*: Ten years ago the little tavern at Ememn'i Mills, in the Pine Hun lumber region, mas kept by a noted character, Klia* Benton. He bad a very pretty daughter named Betty. Her mother was dead, and she looked after the household allairs of the tavern. She was lt> years old. and Edward Shott, a bark contractor, young and well-to-do. was in love with her and wanted to marry her. Betty wanted to marry young Scott, but her farther had other plans, and she was compelled to obey him. Be chose for ber husband a man three limes her age, who owned a large pine tract in the neighbor hood. a valuable property that landlord Benton was anxious to possess. Be com pelled his sixteen-year-old daughter to marry this man, Aulds by name, lie only lived six months, and left his young widow the pine land, which her farther sold and appropriated the proceeds to his own use. Young Shott had in the meantime closed out his contracts and gone away. One year after the death of her husband young Mrs. Aulds married entirely to spite her father. John Grover, a sawyer. He was killed in his employer's mill one month later. * The landlord's daughter was now twice a widow,although she was not yet 18 years old. Two months after her second husband's death Edward Shott returned to Emerson's Mills, and on her 18th birthday young Widow Grover, who had grown defiant of her father, married her old-time lover. The couple lived happily for a year, and one child was boru. The child was not two weeks old when the farther was crushed to death by a falling 'tree in tbe woods. Widowed now for a third lime, the landlord's daughter mourned her third husband sincerely for two years. Then her farther died. At the age of 21 she made what was s regarded as a most fortunate marriage, her n fourth husband being Elmer James, a y young Warren county lawyer. James fc turned out to be a drunkard. He abused s his wife and her child so shamefully that t she had no difficulty in securing a divorce, which was granted four months after she became Mrs. James. She remained a widow until she was 23, when she married George Rhone, a widower ol 50. He was a prominent man in the locality. Before j they were married a year Rhone died with the small-pox. His young wife nursed him j all through the course of the dreadful dis „ ease, eseapiug without taking it herself. Khone left his widow SIO,OOO in cash. She ( was then not 24 years old. Not long after ber last husband's death she took her child and went to Ohio,where she had relatives living. This was ono year ago. Last Thusday she wrote to a friend in Bradford j that she was to be married tbe next day in Covington, Ky., to a young man named | Charles Green, a farmer. , What Kind of a Winter It Will ' Be. A reporter of the New Castle Courant tbe other day in a quandry whether to buy I a cheap overcoat or retain hii linen duster for this winter, concluded he would inter view a number of well-known weather prognosticates who pretend to be able by 1 studying the signs, to tell what the coming t winter would be. When he got through he was as much at sea <fii ever. Here are their opinions given in contrast to each other: This will be a mild winter, the corn husks are thin, and the fishing worms are found near the surface. The coming winter is bound to be very cold, as two mild winters in succession have never been known to occur. The musk rats have built their dens high above the level of the streams, which is a sure sign of a warm, wet winter. The red squirrels have laid up an un usually large supply of nuts, which is a B ure sigu of an extremely cold winter,with lots of snow. The front part of the caterpillars was noticed to be of the original color this tall, while over three fourths of the hind part of their body was black. This is a sure sign of a cold winter and a late spring. Wild ducks have not yet gone south, which is a sign that the winter will be mild. Continued warm rains in November indicate that the winter will not be severe. German carp have gone down deeper than usual in the muddy bottoms of ponds which indicates a very cold winter with a heavy ice. Late thunder storms in October are a sure sign of an exceedingly mild winter. Up to within a few days of the last of October, quail.' were plentiful, but about that time they began to emigrate and many of them went south, which wan a certain indication of a cold winter with deep snows. What Becomes of the Rags. Housewives must olten have wondered | where all the rags go to after they pass in- I to the wagon of any of the reveral hundred ragmen who pass through the alleys with their monotonou sciies, according to the Globe-Democrat. These gatherers of old rags take them to warehouses where they are bought in a bulk and then assorted by girls according to quality. There was a time when most of the rags were sent to paper mills. Now a very small proportion of rags are made into paper,straw and clay being the chief ingredients. Fine linen paper, so called, is made of rags. Ninety per cent, of the rags collected, however, go into the maunfaeture of "shoddy" of which cheap ready-made clothing is manufactured. This stuff is now made up into the brightest and most attractive patterns, and can only be told when new from wool by the expert, and by experience with the wearer. I heard ol one "shoddy" mill located at Newark, N. J., which has just increased its capacity to 00,000 pounds of "shoddy" per month, and they have been running overtime for a month. "Shoddy is king," say the wool men,aud this accounts for the mercurial comdjtion of the wool market. —The famous rhyme of— Little Nannie Etticote In a white petticoat, With a red nose— The longer she stands the shorter she grows— Is a plagiarism from an eastern poet. The original, being translated, is as fol lows: I saw a maiden slim Who shorter and shorter grew, Though still as fair and trim. As unto death she drew With look ho bright and merry; When her lif« outblew There nothiug was to bury! As I the matter handle, The maiden was a candle. ln answer to an anxious correep indent Bill Nye says: "A very good v?rw to write in an album, I think, would bo some thing like this: Go, little booklet, go. Bearing each honored name, "Til everywhere that you have went They're glad that you have came." Hill Nye Will Sell. Bill Nye purchased some suburban prop erty outside of Minneapolis about three year* ago, which he was persuaded was a real good investment, but the town of Minneapolis did not spread out to "Bill Nye's Addition to the Solar System" as rapidly as he bad been lead to believe it would, and the property is accordingly offered for sale lie says: "So I will sell the dear old place, with all its associations and the good will of a thriving young frog conservatory, at the buyer's own prices. As I say, there has been since 1 was last there a steady growth, which is mostly noticeable on the mortgage which I secured along with the property. It was on there when I bought it, ar.d as it could cot be removed without injury to the realty, according to an old and established law of Justinian or Coke or Littleton, Mr. Pansley ruled that it was a part of the realty and passed with its con veyance. It is looking well with a nice growth of interest around the edges and its foreclosure clause fully an inch and a half long. I would be wilhug in case I do not find a cash buyer.to exchange the property for almost anything I can eat, except pans green. I wonld swup the whole thing to a man whom I felt that I could respect for a good bird dog, male dog preferred unless good references are giren. I could forgive things in a male bird dog which would not. on the other hand, be forgiven. You know bow society is herd where I live. We cannot be too careful. I would also swap the estate to a man who really means busi ness for a second hand cellar. Call on or address the undersigned early, and please do not push or rudely jostle those in thfc line ahead of yon. Cast off clothing, ex press prepaid and free from any contagious diseases, taken at its full value. Anything left by mistake in the pockets will be taken good care of, and, possibly, returned in the spring. Gunnysack Oleson/who lives eight miles north of the county line, will show you over the grounds. - Please bitch horses to the trees. I will not be respon sible to horses injured while tied to the trees." Why She Didn't See IL In a case of assault and battery tried be fore one of the county justices the other day a woman was called to the stand. Be ing asked to describe the row she began: "About noon I says to my daughter Nelly, who hadjust got back from town, and had"— "Never mind, what you said to yonr daughter Nelly," interrupted the lawyer. "But I said something to her." "No matter." "And she's my daughter." "We don't dispute that. Tell us what you saw of the fight." "Well, I started over to a neighbor's to borrow some sugar. On the way I met my oldest boy John, and I says to him, says"— "Never mind about John." "Isn't John in thisT" "No, ma'am. Tell what you saw of the fight." "Well, I got to the house Jand Mrs. Blank was making soft soap. She had a sassafras stick in the kettle. I was calcu lating to make soap myself, and so I says to her. says"— "We don't want to know what you said to her or what she replied. Skip all that and come down to the row." "Isn't Mrs. Blank in thist" "No, ma'am." "Can't I tell how I got to the fight?" "You walked there, probably. Now, then, what did you seeT" "Nothing." "Wbyt~Are you blindT" "No, sir; I don't see nothing, because when I heard Mr. Roberts say he'd knock Mr. Peters head off I flustrated down be hind a stump aud kivered my head with my apron and hollered for daddy to hurry up and separate 'em. The Elixir of Life. The lymph used by Professor Koch for the cure of tuberculosis is prepared in an incubating stove within a space that is hermetically sealed and sterilised aud there by rendered free from fungus. The in terior of tho air-tight space is divided by an unglazed porcelain diaphragm into an upper and lower section. In the upper section is placed a salted meat broth in a gelatinous state containing colonies of the tubercle germ. This mass gradually liqaefie* and the gelatine liquid drops slow ly through the porcelain plate into the lower section. The liquid then contains all the secretory products, but is free from all living or dead germs or reproductive spores and is the lymph as used. By the injectiou of tho lymph the tubercle germ is killed, and at the same time the injected particlos retain sufficient strength to detach and expel the dead germs, together with the dead tissue. The separative process ensues and healing follows. How She worked Her Hubby lAst week a Beaver Falls woman went to a drug store not a thousand miles from tho post office aud got a prescription filled. "How much is itt" said she, as the drnggist was licking the lable for the last time. "Ninety cents," said he. "All right," she continued in almost the same breath. "I'll pay you and leave the medi cine here and go home and tell my husband that thero is a dollar due on it yet, so when he calls for it to-morrow you collect the the money and bold it until I come back. '•What kind of a racket are you working on the old man, anyhowt" said the pill maker. "Well, yon see, he won't giye me any spending money, and this is the only way I have to get it. Every onco in a while I work the grocers on the same trick, and they understand ,the situation and neyer give the snap away." The drug gist, when be heard of the husband's pennrionsness, sympathized with the woman and her methods of getting a little spending money. —Dr. Fenner's Golden Belief is warrant ed to relieve toothache, headache, neural gia, or any other pain in '2 to 8 minntes. Also bruises, wounds, wire cuts, swellings, bites burns, summer comnlaints, colic, (also in horses), diarrhcea, dysentery and flux. If satisfaction not given money returned. —"lf I were to tell you," said the temper ance orator, as he struck the table in front ol'him ft rebounding whack, "if I were to tell /on that there is as much liquor going down the neck* of the inhabitant* of the civilized wrld all the time an there is water running orer Niagara Kail*, you would not believo me! Therefore," he added after u little pause, "I will not make a state ment of that kind." —ln an out-of way comer of a Boston graveyard stands a brown hoard showing the marks of «ge and neglect. In bear* the'lnscription: "Sacred to the memory of Eben llarvey, who departed this life suddenly and unexpectebly by a eow kick ing him on the 14th of September, 1&!S3 Well done,thou good and faithful servant.'; lt is one of the condition* of the luxu ry of wearing u scarf pin, which the pi en en t code impose* upon the aspirant, that ho muat fir*i learn to tie hi* own j scarf. NO 6- AGRICULTURAL. Hayseed Is RlsJn'. We kiu all of us remember how along about September The papers used ter tell about the caucus or the fair, Bud :hcm fellers frum the city used ter git almighty witty On the feller with the duster what had hayseed in his hair. They had fun in legislates with the man what raised pertaters, If by any hook or crook or chance elected and sent there, End the reportoral friskers used ter com ment of bis whiskers End the carpslack of Billson, what had hayseed in his hair. Yes, b'gosh! he rid his pass out end he used ter blow the gas out End.hc used ter drink hard cider when he wcut ont on a tear. End he used ter pinch a dollar till the box zard used to holler, End the man cut up ree-e-diklons what had hayseed in his hair. Hut, by gum! ef jou've been readin'you observe a strange proceedin'— It's the fellow with chin whiskers that i 8 slowly getting there. End it won't be too surprisin' ef by slowly organism' Old parties may wake up to find the hay seeds in their hair. When the fashions change you fellers will all carry green umbrellers End trousers wide across the seat to make the dudelets stare; In them times ef you pass muster you must wear a linen duster, End ef you want tew throw on style put hayseed in yon hair. LKTTI'CB FOE WINTER. Last Christmas a friend of mine wrote me quite enthusiastically about the fine lettuce he had been enjoying for some time, and the way he had managed to se cure it at that season of the year, without the use of greenhouse or frames, TU SO simple that I give it for the benefit of any reader who is fond of that vegetable and may wish to enjoy it at a time when green stuff is usually noted for its absence on the farmer's table. Plants had sprung up promiscuously and in great abundance from seed scattered by . plants left out in tho garden. This spon taneous crop, favored by warm fall weath er and plentiful rains, grew so exceedingly thrifty that my friend disliked to see the plants all perish by approaching freeses, and made up his mind to try and save at least some of them. A few boxes were filled with good, sandy loam, and the half grown heads, carefully taken up with soil adhering to the roots, planted in them as closely as tho't to be safe. I might say they were crowded. The boxes were then set into the cellar, near a light window, and here the plants continued until used up. They lasted until after Christmas, and made a number of meals .more enjoyable. Of course, a common frame with hot-bed sash, when at hand, may be pul to good use in raising or preserving a crop of let tuce for use during the early part of the winter, say from Thanksgiving to Christ mas. INTKNBIVE FARMING. This term is used in connection with the more modern style of farming and may be understood to mean improved modes of culture, more care in returning to the soil in barn-yard manure and ooromeroial ter tilizers an equivalent for the plant food yearly carried off in the crops sold, and a system of rotation by wbioh profitable crops may succeed one another with the least exhaustion of the fertility of the soil. Market gardening, by which the greatest profit possible is sought to b« obtained from the area cultivated, is a leading fea ture in intensive farming. Such a term cannot be rightly applied to the old sys , tem of growing grain and grass on portions of a farm while others are quite often left producing nothing. Only,where a farmer . seeks to make the most profit possible i from all his acres according to their adapt . ability, can he be said to practicing inten k sive farming, s * r OCARDIKO IIIII' WESTS. The nest is the hatching-place of lice, as 3 well as of chicks, as a poullry writer truly 9 observe?. A single application of a dism -1 fcctant will not keep lice ont of the nests, s as the warmth of the hens' bodies will en- B courage them to remain. All nests should " bo scrupulously clean, but something else 1 is required as a protection against the ver -1 min. The best remedy is Persian insect -1 powder, fresh, dusted over the nest * and its conteuts at least once a week. An occasional dusting of the sitting hen will also be an advantage, but if she is * given a drr dust bath she will keep her t self clean—yet the nest must be guard -1 ed. B PAItfT TUB BARK ROOFS. Here is a suggestion for husbandmen who desire to practice frue economy. An e Eastern writer advise.) fanners to have the j roofs of their barns painted as a means of preserving them from decay. The falling drops of rain, he avers, cause „ the fibers of the wood to break, making a "friuy" surfaco which holds water and in- Jj duces decay. Paint entirely prevents this as long is it lasts. It is cheaper to keep t> the roof covered with somo inexpensive ' paint than to have the labor and expense e of renewing shingles every few years. " What He Would Have Done. 8 A missionary was preaching to an 10 American frontier audience on the prodigal I' son. After he had described the condition of the son in rags among the swine, and had started hi» on bis return, as he began j". to speak of the father coming to meet him s. and ordering the fatted calf to be killed in s, honor of the prodigal's return, he noticed p t a cowboy looking interested, and he deser !' v mined to make a personal appeal. Look ing directly at his hearer, the preacher said: "My friend, what wonld yon have r " done if you had a son returning home in nl such a plight?" "I'd have shot the boy, to and raised tho calf," was the prompt reply. —lt should seem that indolence itself would induce a person to be hone*t, a* it require* infinite!} - greater pain* and con trivance to be a knave. —Money to a man i» like water to a plant, only useful a* long a* it promotes growth—like water in the fountain or wa ter in the tank, keep it flowing, and it bluttses; keep it stagnant, and it injure*. —A good inclination is but the first rode draught of virtue; but the finishing strokes are from the will, which, if well disposed, will by degrees perfect; if 111 disposed. will by the superinduettan of ill habit* quickly deface it. —Experience iujelectrically welding pro futile* shows that the metal is strengthen ed at the point of welding.